turn of the century as smaller baskets became more popular and saleable.
Property from the Evan Maurer, the former director of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago, and Naomi Margolis Collection contains superb parfleche containers and is distinguished by a Pair of Cheyenne Painted Hide Parfleche Envelopes (est. $100/150,000), which was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in 1941. Cheyenne artistry is among the finest, where artistic expression is closely tied to religion, and there is no greater example of Cheyenne artistic ability than their exquisitely drawn parfleche containers. Property from the Collection of Mrs. Novella and the late Edwin C. Lineberry includes important indigenous art from New Mexico collected by the Taos, New Mexico’s eminent patrons Edwin Lineberry and Duane Van Vechten throughout their forty year marriage. Two years after Duane’s death in 1977, Edwin married his second wife Novella who shared her husband’s passion for art; together Edwin and Novella opened the Van Vechten-Lineberry Museum in Taos in 1994, in honor of Lineberry’s first wife, Duane.